Archive for July, 2011

ACPI  invites you to the 36th Annual Meeting of ACPI, during which it will be releasing the Commemorative-Volume on Panikkar, besides the edited book consisting of the papers of last ACPI meeting.


Theme: “History and Historizing: Philosophical Reflections.”     


Venue: Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, Kiliyanthara, 670 706, Kannur Dt., Kerala, India.    Website & Homepage: www.majorseminary.org E-mail: tpadiyath@hotmail.com, acpikunnoth@gmail.com


Date: 10 – 13 October 2011 (from 09.00 a.m. on 10th to 13th evening)


Local Secretaries: Dr. Thomas Padiyath (mobile: 0-9446201820, 0490 2494081; Dr. Mathew Pattamana (mobile: 0-9961149502, 0490 2494440).


How to Reach: The nearest airports are Mangalore and Kozhikode (Calicut). Both from Mangalore and Kozhikode you can get train or bus. Those who come by train from Mangalore area have to get down at Kannur (distance 132 Kms) and those who come from Kozhikode area have to get down at Thalassery (distance 70 Kms). The distance from Kannur and Thalassery to the seminary is around 45 kilometers. Taxi fare: Rs. 900/- approximately. However, you can get bus both from Kannur and Thalassery every 10-15 minutes. You have to get the bus that goes to Iritty, and get down at Iritty bus-stand. The distance from Iritty to the seminary is 5.5 kilometers (Iritty-Koottupuzha route), and Auto charge is Rs 70/.


Return Tickets: With the availability of computer facilities for booking tickets in most of the places, I hope you will take care of your return tickets.


Board & Lodge: The administration of Good Shepherd Major Seminary will see to our comfortable stay. We need to pay for board and lodge only a subsidized rate of Rs. 150/- per day.


Fees: ACPI is an association that is supported by the members themselves. Hence to cover the various expenses we shall contribute the following fees: Registration fee: Rs.50/-, Annual membership fee: Rs. 100/-, Secretarial expenses: Rs.200/-, besides the payment for board and lodge.



Those who wish to participate in the meeting are kindly requested to inform me and the Local secretary by letter or e-mail at the earliest, latest by the middle of September, to avoid possible disappointment. This year we are expecting a good number of participants due to various reasons, such as the growing popularity of ACPI, the relevance of the theme, and the salubrious and natural environment of the place of the conference.






Dr. George Panthanmackel, msfs

Suvidya College

Electronics City, P.O.

Bangalore- 560100, India

Tel. 080-7832303, 7831452

Mobile: 0-9611182042

Tel: 080-7832303, 7833584

Fax: 080-7831699

E-mail: gpanthanmackel@gmail.com



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An International Conference on ‘Students’ Mental Health: Issues and Challenges

25 to 26 July 2011
Pondicherry, pondicherry, India

Website: http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/smhic/index.html
Contact name: Prof. Sibnath Deb

Welfare of school and college going students and their mental health issues have become a serious concern for policy makers worldwide because of increasing rate of suicide among students, their anxiety, depression and risk taking behavior

Organized by: Dept. of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University


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International Conference on “Education Awareness for Social Sectors Issues in India”

24 July 2011
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India


Website: http://times-india.com/spss.html
Contact name: ASHRAF IMAM

Within this context, this conference Theme is “Role of Education Awareness for Social Sector Issues in India”. In fact, education is the social institution that reaches the largest segment of the population.


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IIT Bhubaneswar invites applications from well qualified candidates for faculty positions at the level of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor in its various schools.

Reservation: Without any compromise on qualification, experience and competence, reservation as per Government of India rules-15%, 7½% and 27% for SCs, STs and OBCs, respectively is applicable at entry level positions of Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Schools.

However, in recruitment of faculty posts in subjects other than science and technology, reservation shall also be applied in full including for the posts of Associate Professors and Professors. GOI policy

on reservation of faculty positions also includes persons with physical disability.

This is a rolling advertisement. There is no last date.

Schools (Disciplines): School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and

Bioscience), School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences (Earth Sciences and Climate

Sciences), School of Electrical Sciences (Electrical Engineering, Electronics &

Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering), School of HSS & Management

(English, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology),School of Infrastructure (Civil

Engineering), School of Mechanical Sciences (Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing

Engineering) and School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Minerals

Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering).



Candidates possessing the requisite qualifications and experiences may apply in the prescribed form and send the hard-copy to the Assistant Registrar (A&E), Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Samantapuri, Bhubaneswar – 751013 or by e-mail to

faculty.app@iitbbs.ac.in. The relevant documents/ transcripts (duly attested) should be enclosed/ attached along with the resume.

The form can be downloaded from the Institute website (www.iitbbs.ac.in or


The candidates may apply any time throughout the year. The Institute will consider the applications at any date received up to that date depending on requirements and/or the quality of the applications.




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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Rajasthan
Old Residency Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur – 342011

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the Faculty positions in :

  • Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Maths, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • English, Economics, Theology, Psychology, Sociology
  • ICT, Energy, Systems Science, Public Policy, Art & Culture, Music 

 Posts : 

  1. Professor in pay scale Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs. 10500, Qualification: Ph.D.  in relevant specilisation and first class in the preceding degree and good academic record throughout.  Experience: 10 years in teaching/ research/ industrial experience of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor/ Scientific Officer/ Senior Design Engineer.
  2. Associate Professor in pay scale Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs.9500, Qualification: Ph.D.  in relevant specialisation and first class in the preceding degree and good academic record throughout.  Experience: 6 years in teaching/ research/ industrial experience of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor/ Scientific Officer/ Senior Design Engineer.
  3. Assistant Professor in pay scale Rs.15600-39100 AGP Rs.8000, Qualification: Ph.D. in the relavant specialisation and and first class in the preceding degree and good academic record throughout,   Experience: 3 years in teaching/ research/ industrial experience.Published at  http://sarkari-naukri.blogspot.com


How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format should be sent to the Director, IIT Rajasthan, Old Residency Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur – 342011, Rajasthan on or before 14/08/2011.

Please visit http://www.iitj.ac.in/ for details and application form.



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Pre-workshop brainstorming on the topic:





Department of Philosophy,
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit,

We are trying to workout a conceptual framework for the new workshop to be conducted by Department. This will be the seventh one in the on-going workshop programme with the umbrella topic ‘Thinking and the People: Creativity of expression and Communication’. The pre-workshop brainstorming is intended to identify interested participants, resource persons, collaborators, and other supporters. Unlike in the case of previous workshops, the focus of discussion, including the final topic, shall be finalized on the basis of feed back. Hence, suggestions, comments, criticisms, paper-proposal, etc. are most welcome.

For ongoing discussion; kindly visit:


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NEW DELHI – 1100 02
No.F. 2-3/2011/ Policy/SR May, 2011
Dear Sir/Madam,
The University Grants Commission provides financial support to undertake Major and Minor Research Projects to University and College Teachers in the areas of Science (Pure and Applied Science), Engineering and Technology, Medical Science, Pharmacy, Agricultural Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Languages and Allied disciplines under the scheme, i.e., “Research Projects for Teachers : Major and Minor”. The Research Project may be undertaken by an individual teacher or a group of teachers besides the Vice Chancellors, Principals, Librarian and Physical Education

Teachers are also eligible to apply under the Scheme. While forwarding the research proposal the
University/College must ensure that adequate research facilities are available in the area of proposal being forwarded. The following are the eligibility criteria for financial support under the scheme:
1. The University Teachers on permanent roster are eligible to apply for Major and Minor Research Projects.
2. The College Teachers on permanent roster are eligible to apply only for Major Research Project.
3. The University Teachers may apply either for Major or Minor Research Projects.
4. The University/College should be covered under section 2(f) and 12 B of UGC Act, 1956.
5. Those teachers from University/Colleges who have availed the funding under the scheme and submitted the final report of the project but have not completed one year as yet, are not eligible to apply under the scheme.

The content of this letter may be brought to the notice of all the affiliated colleges and University departments. The details of the scheme including the format in which the proposal is to be submitted are available on UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in).
The last date for submission of research proposal is 15th June, 2011 (extended upto 15th July,2011)
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Kanta Batra)
The Vice‐Chancellors
The Principal, Delhi Colleges
1. Self -financing Universities/Colleges are not eligible to apply under this scheme.
2. Those who are already availing any other scheme of UGC, need not apply.
3. Only those affiliated Colleges of University which are covered under Section
2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956 are eligible to apply.
Go to : http://www.ugc.ac.in

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